This presentation explored data collection issues faced by external evaluators (contractors) to meet evaluation design and data collection needs, including:
• the challenge of meeting client needs that are not always fully conveyed in requests for proposal (RFP) or Question and Answer interactions;
• ensuring validity when cost/time limitations may allow limited instrument pre-testing;
• addressing Institutional Review Board (IRB) issues; and
• working with federal government evaluators to fulfill US Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) reviews; topics will include the structure of the review process and types of information needed and the complications introduced by time and resource constraints.
The presentation described how issues related to federal evaluations can be broadly applied across different types of organizations and include substantive information that will be useful to those who have not gone through an IRB or OMB review process to help build the evaluation capacity of both novice and experienced attendees.
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